Today, (August 10th) artist and producer Evan Klar releases his new single ‘Party Hard’ with a music video to accompany. The song’s classic club feel showcases Evan’s love for pop whilst unveiling his interest for early noughties garage/2-step. The alt-pop track is primed with hooks making it fit for a world that’s ready to party.
Evan Klar is a pop artist who spends all his time writing and producing music for both himself and other artists. Currently living between Berlin and Melbourne, Evan claims his self-confessed “muddled identity” might lend a hand in understanding his music.
Discussing ‘Party Hard’, he states “Take this with a pinch of salt but a small part of me is hoping that ‘Party Hard’ sounds a little too on the nose. One thing I love about pop is you can hide something sad and serious under a blanket of glittery fun, it can work a bit like a painkiller. The truth is, what I’m writing about is a bit too personal to share, I think that’s why I’m attempting to gloss over what I’m saying in a ‘Vengaboys meets Craig David at a Charli XCX show’ type thing”
Self-written and self-produced, Evan explains, “The synth that comes in on the drop, that’s the M1, the same synth on basically every late 90’s dance pop banger like Kylie’s ‘Can’t Get You Outta My Head’. I worked with Rob who produced that song for Kylie, he put me onto a few tricks. You can also hear it on Beyonce’s latest record ‘Break My Soul’ but I finished ‘Party Hard’ long before she released that so maybe she copied me. I’ve also been obsessing over UK beat makers from the early 2000’s, thank heavens for garage. I wrote and produced this record alone, but I want people to know I’m having the time of my life”
As a songwriter, Evan has also penned tunes for Casey Lowry, Ainslie Wills, Jonasu, Thutmose, Jason Ross and many more. In a recent trip to London, Evan connected with friends who were finding success on the music scene. Knowing that he played instruments and could sing, they pulled him in. He was taken along for the ride as a session musician, and was soon crossing Europe on significant stages, including Glastonbury, The Big Chill, and The Great Escape, playing for acts such as Charlie XCX, and Alex Metric. Despite the industry crash course, Evan ultimately felt disconnected when playing other’s music and decided to hit the studio with a destiny to discover his own style of nuanced pop. “Nothing satisfies me more than writing songs or just messing around in the studio. I felt the same way about Lego as a kid, it’s moreish and liberating” – his approach seemingly sunny but his writing often deeply personal, cosy and inquisitive.